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Age Care Program Pilot

Food waste occurs throughout the purchasing, storage, preparation and serving phases of an aged care facility’s food production cycle.

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Did you know:

  • 11.2 % of the sector’s waste destined for landfill is food?
  • on average 3.5kg of food is wasted per resident each week?
  • food waste costs the average aged care facility $1,000 per week?


To help reduce food waste across the age care sector we have developed The Your Business is Food Aged Care Toolkit. It guides managers through how to to collect food waste data, design solutions and empower staff to make effective changes. It is part of a toolkit series to assist different business sectors reduce their food waste.

We are now seeking age care facilities who are interested in testing the took kit. Participants will receive a online version of the tool kit  and resources and be guided through the program by a series of emails. The program should take about eight weeks to complete. Participants will measure their food waste at the start and end of the program and follow a few simple actions to help reduce food waste. email us at info@lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au for more information.